Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone .  

Altenew March 2019_Blog Hop

I am so thrilled to to be part of   Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway  as Guest designer! I  really can’t believe myself  I consider my self so lucky to share my cards along with such amazing talented designers. 

You have just arrived from Anna Komenda’s blog . I love her creations and layout . So creative and amazing .

I made many cards for this blog hop especially it featuring the third release of the Altenew watercolor brush marker it’s Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers. 
This one had a very unique colors that you can use by themselves or by combining them the other  Altenew brush markers  to create many cards shadows..
They have these amazing colors .
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Let’s start this  post 
For the cards I made  it was hard to arrange them in this post so I thought to arrange them with the oldest to the newest that I made in order .
For the first  card set I made
Here is my first card set . These two cards
‘ın the first one ,  First I Iadhered the washi tape over a heavy card stock, then  I applied generous amounts of clear gesso over the whole washi tape and I leave it to dry .
I wet the area around the pretty watercolored flowers images with brush with clear water . After that I applied the colors from  fromAltenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers and  Altenew Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers they blend just amazing with each other . I added some purple wine in the center of the flower.
I die cut the card center with oval die cut yo focus more on the are that have flower on it .placed it over a foam sheet .I used lava rock to darken the edges of the oval . It was just perfect for shadowing with great blending ability. I stamped the sentiment over a vellum .



While I making the first card ,  I had the idea to color only the die cut part so I die cut these 3 circles and applied gesso over them and placed them over a matched die cut foam to give it more dimensions.


I had this idea to add a little of the clear gesso around the circles. And colored it . And  It came just perfect . Thus is my most favorite card in these cards that I made for this hop . I hope you like it too .





For my 2nd card , i was able to watercolor over a vellum . And it was a thing i tried it many time .


First i applied clear  gesso over the  heavy vellum which was a tricky thing to made . to let the gesso dry without wrinkles on the vellum was not that easy.  I run it between two glossy surfaces in the die cutting machine to straight them  .


Then I stamped the image with altenew black permanent ink , the images fromAltenew beautiful peony stamp , and I colored it with these colors  crimson, fresh lemon, turquoise,  lime , and lava rock from Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers.  .2019-03-21_15.48.44.jpg

I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Altenew inked rose stamp set . Add white splatter.  Trim the edges . The add this silver thread at the top to brighten the card.

It was a new tricky experiment I wanted to share it with you . But I am not going to make it that much .




Next one ,  I used  Altenew beautiful peony stamp and to creat this cas card ..


I stamped the  images   from Altenew beautiful peony stamp with black ink  like the previous card .


I used these colors crimson , lime , and lava rock  from Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers.  to color the images. And diluted pigments for the surounding from the same colors as I colored the image . and  I added splatters from these same colors in the background.

I stamped the sentiment from Altenew handpicked boutique stamp set.





So excited to share these two funky cards I made , in these two I spend some relaxing time making these backgrounds card .


In this card I applied these wide strips over a watercolor paper.  With diffrent colors here in this one I used turquoise,  desert night , lagoon , and purple wine from    fromAltenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers and  Altenew Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers .


Then stamped these sentiment and small circlur doodles from  altenew watercolor dots stamp . With black ink , as extra color I added this gold shimmers to brighten the card .


For the second card I used the same blue colors as above for the wide stripes,  I added the circlur on purples wine , then the gold shimmer in the other direction .


Love the colors the shapes on these two cards . I used the same on this card too .





For this simple photo frame I used a bright colors from Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers to color this big floral image from Altenew sketchy floral stamp .

I stamped the image with a gray permanent ink over watercolor paper . I applied these colors crimson,  fresh lemon,  purple wine in the flowers . The sweet leaf  lime , and lava rock  for the leaves .


Then I sprayed it with water to give it this loose watercoloring effect . I applied the turquoise for the outer side.  I added some white splatter and I framed it .


For my last card I went back again to gesso and I create a cas mixed media card . In this card I did some watercoloring , stamping doodling over altenew patern paper

First I draw these circles over the pattern paper,  I choose this one I liked the stripes on it from    Altenew Live your dream 12×12 paper set.  . I applied clear gesso over it . After it dried I applied water inside the circlur with clear brush then i added the colors here the idea was to color each one of these circles with different colors but still compatible with the background. I used desert night , tourquise,  lagoon and  lava rock from    Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers and  Altenew Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers  .


I applied these small squares in diffrent area using grid stencile with white embossing past .After that I stamped the leaves inside the circles  from  Altnew happy dream stamp   after I definit it with black marker . I added some white  splatters and white hear drooling .


 I placed it over black card stock and I added these sentiment on black ..after that ,  I cut these butterflies from refection 6×6 paper pad from Altenew new day card kitand i added there on the card at the end.


I couldn’t resist making a tag as I love them so much here is my tag idea..


I die cut this oval tag .. then i applied this thread on it in this way and i addhered with super glue. Then i add good amount of white gesso . After it dried i added there colors .. lagoon, turquoise , desert night,  purple wine , jet black, and   Persian blue  fromAltenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers and  Altenew Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers  .. Then I stamped and embossed these images from  Altenew motifs stamp set  with black embossing powder .


After that I die cut this u from altenew fine alphabet dies and amazing I stamped from Altenew label love stamp I added some ribbons at the end ..


Giveaway Prizes

  •  Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.
  • Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019


Your next stop is  Laura volps’s blog . I like her cheerful creations. ! Below is the complete blog hop list.

Many Thanks every one for stopping by I hope you get encouraged to try any of these techniques.

I hope you enjoy your days ..

Maryam 😍


102 Comments Add yours

  1. hsmom24kids says:

    So many beautiful cards, Maryam!


    1. Deborah Smith says:

      Awesome techniques have created gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.


  2. Emmaline says:

    Wow! So much inspiration here! I love the muted tones – the first card almost looks like glass baubles – such a cool effect! Love all your cards ❤


  3. Jeannie Boudet says:

    very lovely cards and love all the videos.


  4. says:

    Your cards are vey good.


  5. sandestein says:

    So enjoyed seeing what you created. I like the card where you painted on vellum. Great idea.


  6. KM Miller says:

    Absolutely amazing. They could all be framed for display.


  7. Kailash says:

    Such gorgeous designs, love all the techniques used!



    Gorgeous cards and tag! Love the idea of the velum! So creative! Adore the watercolor tropical markers! Happy Spring!!!


  9. Jackie Waxler says:

    Beautiful colors. Looks like they are easy to use.


  10. Debbie Br says:

    I love what you created! Very inspirational, and I would not have thought to use gesso with washi tape! Amazing cards and techniques!


  11. margbrid says:

    These are beautiful cards and thank you for sharing so many techniques!


  12. Tonya says:

    Beautiful cards thank you for sharing


  13. Devra Joy says:

    Really like the hugs & kisses card. Very fun


  14. Helen Kalb says:

    You were on a roll here Maryam – so much inspiration! I think I like the abstract painting the most, just because it’s so different.


  15. Liz O says:

    These new markers are a must have set! Love the vibrancy of the colors on your projects and all your wonderful design ideas Maryam, well done! Thanks for the inspiration!


  16. Rochelle H. says:

    Talented lady…’ve got yourself some winners here!! Love em all! Each one of them is so unique and beautiful!


  17. So many beautiful cards!


  18. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Gorgeous creations!! Love these new colors.


  19. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    So many great cards! The vellum one is my favorite


  20. Amelia says:

    beautiful cards/art! great inspiration!!


  21. noraln44 says:

    WOW!! I am loving all your creations!! I like how you experimented with these markers and came up with so many cool techniques!!


  22. You enjoyed yourself with these , I can tell 🥰 !


  23. momsnoozy3 says:

    Your Peony and Hugs cards are my favorite. I love the ideas and techniques you’ve shared!


  24. Cindy Ziliak says:

    Such pretty cards!


  25. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome cards!


  26. Brenda Kuder says:

    Really beautiful cards! Amazing!


  27. Irene says:

    Stunning, stunning, stunning! I especially like the one with the three circles and the gesso to create the watery effect! Thanks for sharing!


  28. Carmela Hubler says:

    I love, love those first two cards! So soft, dreamy and gorgeous!


  29. Terri Makely says:

    Beautiful job! Thanks!


  30. Talitha Wright says:

    These cards are so pretty and artistic. Just love them.


  31. I love your card designs! ALL ARE STUNNING! Great color combos!


  32. Sue D says:

    Wonderful variety of creative projects.


  33. Sally Jones says:

    All of your cards are so beautiful


  34. Renate Harrison says:

    All the cards are beautiful, the peony is my favorite. The new colors are smashing!!


  35. Heather Mills says:

    Wow, wow, wow!! You were busy!! These are all soooooo gorgeous, but I think the first group with the wahi tape is my favorite; the soft colors are stunning!


  36. Keionna Baker says:

    You are very talented! I love them all


    1. Patricia Brown says:

      Awesome cards, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.


  37. Super Stick Chick says:

    Fabulous cards! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers.


  38. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely cards and tag with such beautiful color blending! I have to go back and take another look! Beautiful work!


  39. Beverly Jordan says:

    Such beautiful, versatile cards and designs! Love the range of these Altenew markers and this color set called Tropical that seems so vivid!


  40. I’m blown away!! Very beautiful cards!!


  41. Lisa Byers says:

    Wow, wow, wow!! Your cards are incredible!! You are extremely talented!!! Those flowers are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your skills with us. New subscriber.


  42. Tricia Podmore says:

    Just WOW and WOW your cards are absolutely amazing. Love the framed piece. What awesome talents you possess. I want to thank you for doing a video for each technique as I learned sooo much. You are an amazing Artist and designer.


  43. Susan says:

    Nice job on all your cards. Thanks for sharing the videos on how you did them


  44. Rozy says:

    Wow! So many beautiful cards and so many beautiful colors. I especially love the light pink peonies. So delicate! Thanks for the inspiration!


  45. barbara lassiter says:

    What an impressive array of stunning cards. Every card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you created them with a video! I will come back and watch these more than once I’m sure.


  46. says:

    It looks like you had a great time playing with these new watercolors. you really gave me so many great ideas. Love how you gessoed and painted over the washi tape. What a brilliant idea. Also, painting over patterned paper, another great idea. Thanks for inspiring me.


  47. Candy T says:

    What a different way to use the velum. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


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